Bolsa Chica State Park

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Bolsa Chica State Beach

Huntington Beach

A 3-mile-long strip of sand favored by surfers, volleyball players and fishers, Bolsa Chica State Beach stretches alongside Pacific Coast Hwy between Huntington Dog Beach to the south and Sunset Beach to the north. Even though it faces a monstrous offshore oil rig, Bolsa Chica (meaning ‘Little Pocket’ in Spanish) gets mobbed on summer weekends. You’ll find picnic tables, fire rings and beach showers, plus a bike path running north to Anderson Ave in Sunset Beach and south to Huntington State Beach.

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